Mary's Place

A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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Location: Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States

I live in Piedmont, OK, with my Husband of 50 years who has been very supportive. We have 2 sons,David and Kenny, 6 grandkids, and 6 great grandkids. I enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Before I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I ran a Licensed Day Care Home for Infants for 15 years. I noticed I wasn't able to remember important things and having problems with my speech. I was experiencing severe headaches. I would get lost. I didn't know how to use the computer. At the age of 55, I told my doctor. I was sent for an MRI. which showed a large amount of shrinkage. I went to a neurologist who sent me for two days of testing. I was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer's type. My husband and I were both in shock. I had to give up my job. I went to see a social worker. I've taken Aricept for 11 years. I can now use the computer and even do this web page. I also host a chat room for dementia patients. This is a very lonely disease. I don't want anyone to feel as lonely as I did when I was diagnosed (I thought I was the only one over 50 that had Alzheimer's). In 2006 I started taking Namenda. Also I was told I have a mixed dementia, Alzheimer's/Vascular.

Monday, December 07, 2009

This morning we took Sugar and Mindy to be groomed. While they were getting groomed we went grocery shopping and that wasn’t easy. I used one of their motorized chairs and Dave pushed the cart. About half way through getting groceries, I looked at Dave and he looked terrible so I got out of my chair and told him to take it and I pushed the cart and finished getting groceries… By the time we finished getting groceries they called us on the cell phone to tell us that Sugar and Mindy were ready to be picked up… I put the groceries away and fixed supper… I am watching Carrie Underwood’s special… Dave is running a temperature tonight and David and I are trying to talk him into rescheduling his surgery. No luck so far he says he wants to get it over with. Sometimes he can be stubborn…. Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

When they find out he has a temp, they may have him reschedule. Take care Mary, things sound hard right now..

December 8, 2009 at 2:15 PM  

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